China Mongolia Tibet by Intrepid Travel

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china china hike bike active 14 days hong kong to beijing itinerary day 1 hong kong it s worth arriving early to explore this lively city hike up to victoria peak for fantastic views or wander through stanley market days 2-3 longshan cycle plus local payment us$200 physical culture shock on paved roads from zhaoqing to longshan across the beautiful and peaceful guangdong region a picnic lunch and school visit in one of the remote villages make this a memorable first day s ride days 4-5 wuzhou/yangshuo limestone caves picturesque villages and lush rural vistas lie between the traditional village of wuzhou and the pleasant town of yangshuo after visiting dragon cave cycle through the guangxi countryside stopping in ancient towns and busy markets along the way days 6-7 yangshuo the dramatic landscape that surrounds yangshuo is legendary the li river passes through town winding its way past towering limestone pinnacles and emerald rice fields soak up the mystical atmosphere and cycle along the flat dirt roads of rural china days 8-10 xi an from the imperial city of xi an visit the ancient archaeological wonder of the terracotta warriors an overnight visit to hua shan one of china s sacred taoist mountains provides some great hikes and amazing views days 11-14 beijing enjoy a guided tour of the forbidden city and tiananmen square and explore the city s ancient hutongs by bicycle a overnight hike along a lesser known section of the great wall is the perfect way to finish our china adventure great wall leap mikey leung accommodation hotels 6 nts guesthouses 6 nts overnight train 1 nt transport train plane local bus support vehicle bicycle walking group size max 12 meals 4 breakfasts 6 lunches 6 dinners budget allow us$150 for meals not included departs selected mon apr to oct notes on all cycling days a 24-speed tour and mountain bicycle vehicle support bike helmet and drinking water are included traveller rating 5 out of 5 2007 start 26 mar 16 apr 23 apr 07 may 28 may 18 jun 16 jul finish 08 apr 29 apr 06 may 20 may 10 jun 01 jul 29 jul 23 jul 30 jul 13 aug 27 aug 10 sep 24 sep 08 oct 05 aug 12 aug 26 aug 09 sep 23 sep 07 oct 21 oct 2008 24 mar 07 apr 21 apr 05 may 19 may 09 jun 06 apr 20 apr 04 may 18 may 01 jun 22 jun · cycle through karst scenery near yangshuo · hike up hua shan · explore beijing by bike · trek along the great wall cxo trip code rural colours of asia basix 11 days hong kong to hanoi itinerary day 1 hong kong a fusion of east and west hong kong is a glittering world of skyscrapers shopping malls and electronic goods rising from the south china sea plus local payment us$200 physical culture shock dig a bit deeper and unearth fascinating markets secluded beaches and serene temples for those who arrive early make sure you check out the temple street night market and take the star ferry across the harbour days 2-6 guiyang/kaili immerse yourself in a world of colourful local dress traditional architecture and the unique cultures of the miao and dong people on a three day adventure through the countryside of guizhou province hike past waterfalls mountains and markets and spend the night in sleepy villages along the way days 7-9 sapa cross the border to vietnam and discover a strikingly different countryside to explore starting at the old french hill station of sapa trek through the extraordinary mountain scenery that is home to the colourful h mong tay and dzao people experience their traditional way of life as we walk through villages and witness rural scenes spend the night in a simple house on stilts and be treated to local hospitality.days 10-11 hanoi an overnight train to hanoi delivers us back to the fast pace of city life the final day is free to wander the tree-lined boulevards shop for mementos in the old quarter or top off the adventure with hanoi s famous water puppet show hanoi is also a fantastic place to just watch the world go by while sitting in a streetside cafe lighting candles karen hopman accommodation hotels 6 nts simple homestay 1 nt overnight trains 2 nts overnight bus 1 nt transport plane local bus walking ferry train overnight bus group size max 16 meals 1 breakfast 1 lunch 1 dinner budget allow us$200 for meals not included departs selected sun traveller rating not applicable as this is a new itinerary 2007 start 15 apr 29 apr 13 may 27 may 10 jun 24 jun 08 jul 22 jul finish 25 apr 09 may 23 may 06 jun 20 jun 04 jul 18 jul 01 aug 05 aug 19 aug 02 sep 16 sep 07 oct 14 oct 04 nov 18 nov 02 dec 15 aug 29 aug 12 sep 26 sep 17 oct 24 oct 14 nov 28 nov 12 dec 16 dec 26 dec 30 dec 09 jan 2008 06 jan 24 feb 09 mar 23 mar 06 apr 16 jan 05 mar 19 mar 02 apr 16 apr 20 apr 04 may 18 may 01 jun 15 jun 30 apr 14 may 28 may 11 jun 25 jun · experience local life in guiyang · meet the colourful dong and miao people around kaili · embark on a hilltribe trek from sapa · explore exciting hanoi like to explore china as well combine this trip with roam china crk p63 crv trip code 68